The #Samsung Galaxy #S5 which was released in 2014 is a former flagship model that still has competitive specs when compared to the latest smartphones in the market. One good feature of this phone is its use of a 2800 mAh battery which when charged using its wall charger can be fully charged in 2 to 3 hours depending on the amount of charge left. Once the phone is fully charged it can then be able to provide around 27 hours of talk time, 9 hours of web browsing, or 11 hours of video playback. There are however instances when charging related issues can occur which we will be discussing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Galaxy S5 takes forever to charge issue & other related problems.
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S5 Takes Forever To Charge
Problem: Out of the Blue, the phone now takes forever to charge when a few days ago was charging very fast with the white Samsung Charger. Also it’s rather pointless to have a phone that you can change the battery when the company that sold you the phone does not have replacements. Not even the S5 phones which by the way sound awesome. WHY AT&T does not have battery replacements? why we have to rely on 3rd party batteries…?
Solution: There are several factors that could affect the charging time of a battery. The first thing you should concentrate on is the charging cord. This cord breaks easily especially if it is constantly coiled or bent. When this happens the phone could take a long time to charge or it will not charge at all. Try replacing the charging cord with a new one and see if this fixes the problem.
Another possible factor that can cause this issue is the wall charger you are using. Try using a different wall charger to check if this is the culprit behind the problem.
Next, check the phone charging port for any signs of dirt or debris. This will interfere with the charging process. Clean the charging port if necessary using a can of compressed air or cotton bud dipped in alcohol.
The phone software can also cause charging issues. To check if this is the case I recommend you backup your phone data then do a factory reset.
If the above troubleshooting steps fail then try getting a new battery. You can check Amazon for original S5 batteries which is highly recommended compared to batteries made by third party vendors.
S5 Only Charges If Cord Is Moved
Problem: My S5 has had issues charging for over a month now and getting worse. I even used a friends “cheap” charger and he gave it to me, because once I used it, it wouldn’t work for him any more. This applies to multiple chargers and I have to fiddle with it, to get it to charge. Fiddle = move the cord around and wiggle the connection. Some chargers won’t even charge it. Also, once it does start charging, it says it’s a slow charger and that I should use the original charger. (But I’m using a Samsung charger) So this seems like a hardware connection issue to me. The phone is just over a year old. I probably don’t have any recourse with Samsung, right? Any suggested tricks? Either the connector on the phone is bad or the leads are oxidizing or ???? I did have a LifeLock case on it, till about 2 weeks ago. Don’t know if that forced the connector in at a bad angle or ???
Solution: There are three factors that can cause this type of issue. The first and most probable reason why this is happening is that the charging cord you are using is defective. This cord gets damaged easily especially if it is constantly bent or coiled. Try using a new charging cord and see if this fixes the problem.
The second possible reason is that the charging port of the phone is dirty. If this is the case then you should clean this port using a can of compressed air or a cotton bud dipped in alcohol.
The third and final factor that can cause this problem is a defective phone charging port. For this you will have to bring your phone to an authorized service center and have it checked.
S5 Won’t Charge After Getting Wet
Problem: Today it was raining and my phone was accidentally placed on a wet surface I removed it dried it off and now my phone won’t charge I read and tried the solutions on ur Web page but none will work I want to have it checked I wanted to know an estimate of what it would cost to get it fixed
Solution: Since you already dried your phone and followed some of our recommended troubleshooting steps for this type of issue then the problem could be hardware related. The cost of having your phone repaired will depend on what part needs to be replaced. The charging assembly of the phone for example costs around $40 while the power IC costs $5. Then there’s also the labor charge that you have to pay which will depend on where you will have your phone repaired.
S5 Battery Icon Appears Then Disappears
Problem: The gray battery icon with the lightning bolt appears then disappears only to come back after a low buzz every 8 seconds. I have tried 3 different chargers that all work with our other 4 s5s.
Solution: If the chargers work on your other phones without any problem then the issue is with this particular phone. Try to check if its charging port has any dirt or debris present. If necessary, clean this charging port using a can of compressed air or cotton bud dipped in alcohol.
It’s also recommended that you backup your phone data and do a factory reset. This eliminates the possibility of a software issue causing the problem.
If the problem still persists then this could already be a hardware related issue possibly caused by a faulty phone charging port. I suggest you bring your phone to an authorized service center and have it checked.
S5 Doesn’t Charge Doesn’t Turn On
Problem: I sent a message to my partner and within 2 minutes my phone switched off. It will not switch back on. Doesn’t charge. My battery was at 50% and i have tried a different battery too. I have tried holding the 3 buttons to get to a menu but the phone just gives a couple of small vibrations and nothing. Im at a loose end. Please help.
Solution: Try taking out the battery and microSD card ( if your phone has one) then press and hold the power button for at least a minute. This discharges your phone circuit and clears out its RAM. Reinsert the battery then try to turn on your phone.
If your phone still does not turn on then I suggest you bring it to an authorized service center and have it checked.
S5 Does Not Boot Completely
Problem: My phone does not even make it through the entire turn on process before cutting off again. I have tried factory resetting and cannot get to in time. I also cleared out the cache a day before. Someone mentioned taking an SD card for some reason and tried that. Right now, it is set on recovering booting and has been for a while. I thought it might be the power button jammed or a bad update, but the button moves pretty easily and the update was a while ago. With the constant,unwilling turn offs, it just drains the battery so fast.I have had this phone for around a year, and it worked perfectly fine until a couple days ago then I cleared the cache. It made a screech this morning and now has underwent a constant restart cycle.
Solution: You should first try to refresh your phone by taking out the battery and microSD card. Press and hold the power button for at least a minute to discharge the phone circuit and clear out its RAM. Reinsert just the battery then try to turn on your phone. If the phone does not turn on then check if you can access the recovery mode. From here you should do a factory reset. Take note that all of your phone data will be deleted in the process so make sure to do this if you are willing to lose your data.
If the issue still persists then your phone could be bricked. You need to reflash your phone to fix this problem. Instructions on how to perform this procedure can be found at several of the popular android forums online.
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